The Driveshaft Shop Axle Level Rating System
Level 0 Axles no HP Rating
This is a new axle designed and made for basic swaps and is an alternative
to cheap rebuilds. This is not a racing axle in any way, shape or form; we offer
this axle so you can complete your swap on a budget and purchase the correct
racing axles at a later date.
Level 2 Axles 400 HP (Forced Induction | 6 month warranty)
Our level 2 axles are designed to handle up to 400WHP where noted (see listings) They are great for
street cars that will see some track time. (Can be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge.)
Level 2.9 Axles 475 HP (1 year warranty)
In our ongoing quest for the perfect axle we have hit the mark with our new Level 2.9 axle. These axles
have been designed with the fast street car and all motor drag cars in mind. Designed to handle
475WHP these axles are made for any swap configuration and have one of the wildest heat treats
known to man, this axle is a direct bolt-on and will take the power you want to push into them. (Can
be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge.)
Level 3 Axle/Hub System from 500 to 550 HP (1 year warranty)
The Level 3 systems are made for the street car that is a bit on the wild side. These Axle/Hub systems
have been specifically designed for each platform and will handle anything from Drag racing to Rally.
(Can be made into road race or rally axles for nominal charge).
Level 3.9 Axle/Hub Systems 600 HP Honda/Acura platform only (1 year warranty)
This axle system is made and designed for the real fast street car or drag car with up to 600HP. This was
previously a Level 5 (2005 and older) system and we have brought it out of retirement due to the fact a
600HP street car is now a common occurrence.
Level 5 Axle/Hub Systems from 750 to 900 HP where noted (1 year warranty)
The Drive Shaft Shop level 5 systems have become a standard in the industry for drag racing excellence.
They have received widespread recognition for being able to stand the test of time with their sturdy
build quality and brutal strength ability. When you're racing for the win this is the system for you.
Level 5.9 Axle/Hub System
The Level 5.9 Honda/Acura axle system has become the industry standard for high horsepower street
and drag cars all over the world and have been part of more record setting runs than any other axle
on the market. Now featuring our specially polished spline plug and new high grade aircraft quality axle
bars that are tapered in the center to allow more torsional twist and relieve some of the stress on the
differential splines. These axles are made to withstand massive amounts of horsepower while remaining
completely streetable. Rated to 850HP with a 1-year warranty.
Pro-Level Axle/Hub System
The Pro-Level Honda/Acura systems are made to withstand the demands of the highest horsepower drag cars and can currently be found in the fastest FWD Honda's to date. Our Honda/Acura Pro-Level kit is a full drivetrain system that includes both axles, featuring our Porsche-style 108mm inner CV joints, our signature 33 spline outer CV's and larger hubs to accommodate them. The most significant part of the Pro-Level System is the changing the standard 27 spline differential spline to our 40% larger 28 spline spool, or 28 spline Limited-Slip Differential, and intermediate bar. And if you already have a set of our Level 5.9 axles, they can now be upgraded to Pro-Level axles for much less than purchasing a new set. This is drag race-only application made to withstand over 1000WHP.
The Pro-Level systems are also available for the Mustang Cobra, Mazda RX-7, Mitsubishi Evo, Nissan 350Z and GT-R, Subaru WRX STi, Toyota Supra and others. These systems are all designed to withstand over 1000WHP at the track, but are still streetable enough to drive back home afterwards.
Axle Bar Upgrades
The Driveshaft Shop Axle Bar Upgrades are designed as a less expensive alternative to complete axles for certain AWD and RWD applications. These kits use the factory CV joints and come with axle boots, boot clamps and grease packets. Just disassemble your factory axles and replace the factory axle bars with our heavy duty chromoly axle bars.Road race upgrade(ask if available for your application)
Standard grease liquefies at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, the high temp gease has a much higher break down temp. We have a vented boot that keeps the boot from expanding. The benefits are keeping c.v. temps down, Which pro longs axle life and boot life. In road race settings axle failure 9 times out of 10 caused by high temperatures in the c.v’s.